Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Erosion

“It’s happening now, The village is sinking”

“It’s happening now, The village is sinking”

Residents of Newtok, on the shores of the Bering Sea, Alaska, know they must evacuate as the village is rapidly losing ground to erosion, but who will pay the $130m cost of moving them?

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Scripps Oceanographers Study Coastal Erosion, UC San Diego

Scripps Oceanographers Study Coastal Erosion, UC San Diego

San Diego’s coast is a precious resource for beachgoers, marine life and our county’s economic well-being. It’s also an ever-changing ecosystem threatened by erosion. With 70-plus miles of pristine beauty, the US’s western coastline is constantly shifting.

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The Vanishing Beach: Hopton coastal resort engulfed by the North Sea, UK- In Pictures

The Vanishing Beach: Hopton coastal resort engulfed by the North Sea, UK- In Pictures

These dramatic photos show the changing face of a popular beach that has had an astonishing 6,000 truckloads of sands washed away in just three years.

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Relief for a Parched Delta

Relief for a Parched Delta

Thanks to dams that throttled the Colorado and diverted its water to fuel the rise of the American West, the river has effectively ended at the Mexican border. The Colorado delta, once a lush network of freshwater and marine wetlands and meandering river channels and a haven for fish, migrating birds and other wildlife, is largely a parched wasteland.

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Amazon Tribe Threatens To Declare War Amid Row Over Brazilian Dam Project

Amazon Tribe Threatens To Declare War Amid Row Over Brazilian Dam Project

Amazonian tribe leaders hit out at ‘betrayal’ after Brazilian government pushes on with dam construction without community’s consent.

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Q&A: Master Reforestation Plan to Save Haiti

Q&A: Master Reforestation Plan to Save Haiti

Droughts and floods, devastating hurricanes and soil erosion with a drastic impact on food security make Haiti extremely vulnerable to climate change and in need of enormous adaptation efforts.

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Tracking Sediments’ Fate In Largest-Ever Dam Removal

Tracking Sediments’ Fate In Largest-Ever Dam Removal

Scientists tracking the aftermath of the largest dam removal in U.S. history say the dismantling of a dam in northwestern Washington state has unleashed about 34 million cubic yards of sediment and debris that built up for more than a century.

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NASA Wallops Recovery Continues From Hurricane Sandy

NASA Wallops Recovery Continues From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy removed about 700 feet of protective berm and about 20 percent of the beach protecting Wallops Island, home to NASA Wallops’ launch pads and launch support facilities.

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Thawing Permafrost: Huge Factor in Global Warming

Thawing Permafrost: Huge Factor in Global Warming

Thawing permafrost is emitting more climate-heating carbon faster than previously realised. Scientists have now learned that when the ancient carbon locked in the ice thaws and is exposed to sunlight, it turns into carbon dioxide 40 percent faster.

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